Rent takes a bigger bite out of family budgets

Dec 9, 2013
As more people are excluded from homeownership, the demand for rental housing has grown beyond capacity, driving rental costs up.
Posted In: rent, mortgage, Housing

Are too-easy car loans the next subprime disaster?

Dec 4, 2013
The credit rating agency Experian says Americans are taking out bigger car loans and are taking longer to pay them back.
Posted In: subprime, car loans, mortgage

Are popular 30-year fixed-mortgages going away?

Dec 2, 2013
The 30-year fixed-rate is a popular mortgage, but is it here to stay?
Posted In: mortgage

Tenants fight to stay in foreclosed homes

Nov 28, 2013
Nearly half of people living in foreclosed homes are actually renters
Posted In: foreclosure, mortgage, real estate, foreclosed

Historic $13 billion deal between U.S., J.P. Morgan

Nov 19, 2013
The Justice Department is expected to announce a record-setting settlement with J.P. Morgan Chase over mortgages and mortgage-backed bonds.
Posted In: JPMorgan Chase, mortgage

The rise of the refi

Oct 11, 2013
Americans used to believe that when you retired, your house should be paid off. That was, of course, before the refinancing boom.
Posted In: mortgage refinance, mortgage, refinancing, Housing

5 years after Lehman, subprime mortgages return

Sep 12, 2013
Mortgage lenders fueled the financial collapse by marketing subprime loans to people who couldn't afford them. They disappeared as the housing market crashed, but subprime mortgages could return.
Posted In: subprime, mortgage, mortgage crisis, Housing, home loans

What to do with your mortgage when you retire

Sep 6, 2013
Traditional wisdom says you should pay off your mortgage before you retire, but sometimes that's not the best choice.
Posted In: mortgage, Retirement

Farewell, Fannie and Freddie? How a privatized mortgage industry affects you

Aug 9, 2013
Congress's proposed plans to phase out government-backed mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will almost certainly mean higher mortgage rates for consumers.
Posted In: Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, mortgage, housing crisis

A new, old plan to help struggling homeowners refinance

Aug 1, 2013
When it comes to helping homeowners struggling with mortgages, is President Obama taking a page out of Mitt Romney's playbook?
Posted In: mortgage, housing market, Obama